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May 23, 2006
Media Advisory - Toronto EMS and the Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care win international research awards
Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Prehospital Care (SOCPC) continued their international leadership in prehospital care and research by winning three out of the five research awards at this year’s National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) conference in Tucson, Arizona in January.

Toronto Mayor David Miller, on behalf of City Council, will present congratulatory scrolls to the research award winners at today’s City Council meeting.

Date: TODAY, Tuesday, May 23
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Place: Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The National Association of EMS Physicians meetings were attended by over 400 physicians and EMS leaders from around the world. NAEMSP is a world leader dedicated to advancing emergency medical care, research and training.

During the NAEMSP annual meeting, Toronto EMS Deputy Chief Alan Craig, on behalf of his co-authors Dr. Brian Schwartz, Dr. Rick Verbeek and Dr. Michael Feldman of SOCPC, accepted the award for “Best EMS Professional Research Presentation.”

Other award winners from Toronto included Dr. Laurie Morrison, Director, Pre-hospital and Transport Medicine Research Program at University of Toronto, Dr. Leah Watson, Research Fellow at University of Toronto, and Firefighters Bill Sault and Randy Gwyn from Toronto Fire Services.

Toronto EMS Chief and General Manager Bruce Farr and the award winners will be available for media interviews after the Mayor’s presentation.

Media contact:

Larry Roberts
Media Relations and Communications
Toronto EMS
(cell) 416-708-8125



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